Occlusion is the fundamental concern of prosthetic and restorative dentistry. Occlusal ‎discrepancies are one of the deleterious functional problems perceived after the treatment of ‎the prosthesis or restorations. The study aimed to identify occlusal interferences in order to ‎refine the occlusal c

Sami Adhuwayhi

Abstract

Occlusion is the fundamental concern of prosthetic and restorative dentistry. Occlusal ‎discrepancies are one of the deleterious functional problems perceived after the treatment of ‎the prosthesis or restorations. The study aimed to identify occlusal interferences in order to ‎refine the occlusal contacts, by the use of occlusal indicators. It reviews and discusses the ‎various occlusal indicators available for the correction of occlusal discrepancies in both ‎fixed and removable prosthesis. The study proved that the functioning capacity of the ‎indicators in terms of principle, reliability, accuracy, and method vary based on their varied ‎characteristics. Additionally, it revealed that the oral environment, physical properties, and ‎the elucidation of the clinicians regarding the indicator’s readings also impact their ‎functioning ability. It illuminated that it is not only concerned with the scrutinizing the ‎occlusion but also includes the clinician’s ability to record, store, and transfer the data for ‎the achievement of the stomatognathic system harmony.



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